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The Palace of Discovery

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

The Palace of Discovery - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

In the Champs-Élysées district, not far from the Petit Palais, stands a bastion of scientific culture, the famous Palace of Discovery (Palais de la découverte). Based in a wing of the Grand Palais, a magnificent Belle Époque building constructed for the 1900 World's Fair, this museum and scientific cultural centre is for experienced scientists and novices alike. It houses permanent exhibitions about astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geoscience, mathematics, physics and life sciences.

To discover or rediscover the physical sciences in a lively and appealing way, there are interactive experiences and spectacular demonstrations in the Electrostatic, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Heat and Fluids and Sounds and Vibrations rooms. And if you want to reach for the stars, head to the planetarium, with its cupola measuring 15 metres in diameter. It's a fantastic place where you can observe celestial phenomena and get to grips with astronomy!

As well as being a place of fun and entertainment, the Palace of Discovery also offers workshops for young ones, with amazing experiences for children over eight. Conferences and temporary exhibitions are also organised regularly.

Opening timesMonday: Fermé   •   Tuesday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM   •   Thursday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM   •   Friday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM   •   Saturday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM   •   Sunday: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
AddressAvenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris
Telephone+33 1 56 43 20 20

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